Online library catalogue transitions to new software

After a district-wide conversion last Friday, the school’s online library catalog switched from InfoCentre to Destiny, a web-based software that helps manage the library’s collection of books, according to librarian Sue Krause.

Destiny allows students and teachers to look up books both in the library and at home, according to Krause.
A student can search for a book based on its material type and check its availability within the school’s online catalog.

By Caroline Wood

INDEPENDENT EDITOR

“One of the helpful parts of the new management system is Destiny Quest, which not only shows the availability of a book but various covers of the book,” she said.
On the homepage of Destiny Quest, students can see the top 10 most popular books kids are checking out and 15 books that have recently been added to the library’s collection and where to find them, according to Krause.
“Teachers can use Destiny Quest as a resource to upload a list of books that are particular for a class,” Krause said. “When the list is online, students can have access to it from their computer at home, not just at school.”
According to Krause, the conversion from InfoCentre to Destiny took place because of a lack of updating. “Our previous management system was InfoCentre; however, we found out that it was not updating enough for our use of it and therefore would not be sufficient to use anymore,” she said.
“My hope is to work with students and teachers to help them learn how useful this new management system is,” Krause said.

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